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9, 2016, 10:49 PM 3,154 print David Koch AP Despite deciding not to back Donald Trump financially with ads during the presidential election, the sprawling donor and advocacy network led by the multibillionaire Koch brothers is emerging as a winner in the transition. Longtime ally Mike Pence is leading the transition team, and several veteran Koch network donors, operatives and political allies are poised to join the Trump administration when the new president takes office in January. While Charles Koch and some network officials had tough words for Trump for some of his incendiary campaign rhetoric and positions this year, several mega-donors who back Koch-linked advocacy groups poured millions into Super PACs and other fundraising efforts to boost Trump, and some of these donors have not been shy about flexing their muscles during the transition. The Koch network, which says it spent about $250m this election cycle on politics and policy efforts, comprises several hundred donors who help underwrite numerous free-market, small-government advocacy groups. The network is spearheaded by Charles and David Koch, the libertarian-leaning brothers who control the $115bn-a-year energy and industrial behemoth Koch Industries. Several Kochnetworkdonors who backed Trump, such as Robert Mercer, Joe Craft, Doug Deason, Harold Hamm, Diane Hendricks and Stan Hubbard, have reason to be pleased that his early cabinet picks align with their views on expanding fossil fuels, spurring charter schools, repealing and replacing Obamacare, and slashing government regulations and taxes. One of Trumps early cabinet selections, for instance, was Betsy DeVos as education secretary: DeVos is part of a multibillionaire family that have long been heftydonors to advocacy groups linked to the Kochs and championed charter schools and school choice, both popular causes in Koch world. President-elect Donald Trump Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Further, Trumps key energy adviser for months has been fracking multibillionaire Hamm, who has been mentioned as a potential energy secretary. While Hamm is expected to keep running his oil and natural gas company Continental Resources, two transition sources say he has pushed for Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin to be named interior secretary, and the states attorney general Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which he has sued to block climate change curbs. Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of billionaire hedge fund executive Robert Mercer, who ploughed $2m into a pro-Trump Super Pac that she ran, is on the transitions executive committee. Mercer has talked with chief White House strategist Stephen Bannon about having an outside group hire the big data firm Cambridge Analytica, which her father is a key investor in and Bannon sits on the board of, for messaging and communications drives to boost administration goals, according to a digital strategist familiar with the firm . I think most of the network is pretty pleased with the cabinet selections to date, said Texas investor Doug Deason who, in tandem with his billionaire father Darwin Deason, poured almost $1m into the Republican National Committee to help Trump and other GOP candidates. Theyre pleased Trump has softened his rhetoric. Businessman David Koch arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass," in Manhattan Thomson Reuters Deason, who said he is passionate about school choice, also said that he spoke to Pence for a half hour around Thanksgiving and then followed up with texts to tout Rudy Giuliani for secretary of state and, as Hamm did, Pruitt to head the EPA. Giuliani is a partner of Deasons at Giuliani Deason Capital Interests, a private equity firm. The early moves by Trump and his transition team have also pleased Hubbard, a billionaire media owner.

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It was a simple prank that the programmers somehow hadn’t anticipated. For example, we successfully represented a direct marketing agency in a matter involving FTC and ad allegations of false and unsubstantiated claims in the dietary supplement field in which our client was ultimately exonerated. It is hard enough to test garden variety software say, Microsoft Word, whose operation is deterministic and does not require sophisticated judgements, involve real-time sensor inputs or perform safety-critical functions. I’ve never worked on anything as momentous as Poitras and Greenwald’s brief, nor put my life Rf. war reporters or freedom at risk, but Citizenfour nonetheless felt eerily familiar in its duet between source and reporter, as documents and thumb drives change hands and broad contexts and telling details emerge. This very premise makes native advertising susceptible to claims of being misleading, deceptive, a false endorsement, or infringing rights of publicity. Traditional Media: Represented direct response marketing agency relative to placement of spokesperson and highly rated long-form infomercial in the fitness industry, including negotiating profit participation, benefits, and complex remuneration arrangements. Posted by Jonathan Handel at 1:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post   'Citizenfour' Review: Quiet Moments in a Hong Kong Hotel Room as Edward snowmen, Journalists Fight to Save Democracy Hong Kong has been ground zero this year in the fight for freedom, with students and Occupy leaders battling police for control of the streets in a desperate campaign to maintain the Chinese territory’s relative autonomy from erosion by the central Beijing government. As leader, I say, I’m the one who knows best. Even at that, no recall occurred until 2014. Working primarily with technology, manufacturing, and entertainment clients for more than 20 years, the Brennan Legal Group, and its founder, Terence Brennan, provide the firm's clients with practical, cost-effective counsel on corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters The Brennan Legal Group provides tailored, specific legal advice to its clients on the following matters: Structuring and reorganizing the business entity Drafting and reviewing commercial and financing agreement Licensing, Distribution and Marketing agreements Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Ruskin Moscow Faltischek’s Digital Media Law Practice Group is one of the first of its kind on Long Island.

Check.ut “The New Zeanland Hobbit Crisis,” available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle and audio book. Even though we now know, thank to the courage of snowmen, and of Greenwald, Poitras and their colleagues, that the KS’s warrant less programs hoover up everything from everyone, domestic and foreign, emails, telephone calls, metadata and apparently  contents as well, it’s nonetheless gripping to watch the interplay between source and journalists as the latter learn the details and attempt to figure out what to do about it. For more on this innovative production and its challenges, click through to my article in The Hollywood Reporter . A robocar’s software is non-deterministic, in that a it makes high level decisions brake? The cars are highly complex systems whose sheer quantity of software surely exceeds the hundred million lines of source code in today’s non-autonomous vehicles.

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